Well 40 4-patches done and pressed and 64 2-patches sewn together waiting to be sew into 4-patches. Still a long ways from being 500 of them.
Chain stitching for about 40 minutes does get quite a few stitched together. Soon I will have to add more squares to the mix for variety. So tonight while watching TV I will get the cutting board out and my tub of strips and see how far I get with filling an empty tub. They will stitch up quickly if they are all diced up. Staying cool because it is hot outside. Chris